Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Hunger Awareness Day - was - um - yesterday, June 5, 2007.

I mentioned previously how I use Coupon Mom as a cheapskating tool and in return for that donate some things to charity that I've bought with my savings.

Now over 35 million people in the United States, including 12 million children are identified by the United States Department of Agriculture as being uncertain as to where they will find their next meal.

Tyson Foods, Inc plans to donate more than 600,000 pounds of protein over the next two weeks to 17 California food bank members of America's Second Harvest - the Nation's Food Bank Network.

You can help by purchasing an extra item or two on your next trip to the grocery store.

Needed Food Bank Items:

Peanut Butter Plastic or Cans
Fruit Canned
Fruits Dried (raisins, apricots, prunes)
Chili Canned
Rice Box or Bag
Pasta Products Spaghetti, Macaroni Noodles Dry
Pasta Products Canned
Pasta Sauces Canned or Dry
Meat Products Canned, Dried or in Pouches
Fish Products Canned, Dried or in Pouches
Soups Canned
Soups Dry (Ramen type and mixes)
Beans Canned
Beans Dry
Stews Canned
Stews Dry
Juices Canned
Milk Powdered
Milk Canned
Mixes Dry (Pancake, Bread, Cake, Cookie, Biscuit, Bisquick Mix, Muffin Cornbread)
Sugar Boxed
Vegetables Canned
Boxed Dinners (Macaroni and Cheese, Hamburger Helper Tuna Helper Rice-a-Roni etc.)
Cereals Cold Packaged
Cereals Hot Packaged
Cereal and Granola Bars
Soap Hand and Body
Soap Shampoos
Soap Laundry
Soap Dish
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Facial tissue
Feminine Hygiene Products
Diapers Disposable
Deodorant Personal
Household cleaning supplies
Baby Food
Baby Formula
Baby Products (diapers, baby wipes, powder, and lotion)
Cheese Spread
Nuts Canned or Packaged
Sauces/Salad Dressing
Puddings and custards
Tomato products (Paste, Sauce, Crushed etc.) Canned
Crackers and Cookies
Condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressing
Razors Disposable
Coffee Instant and Ground

We use the Arlington Mission because it's close to home, but if you don't know where to take staples, check out Second Harvest. You can just enter your zipcode to find the nearest chapter.

No. 1 moved the last of her stuff over to Dave B's house yesterday. She's coming back today to finish cleaning the guest room & bathroom & have a game or 20 of Boggle. She's getting the bulk of charitable contributions this month as she embarks on the two-year starving college student path. I'll be finishing up her care packages this morning.

Hat tip to: Grocery Guide for the information.

1 comment:

Oldnovice said...

It got up to 90 in the house today and the AC kicked on. At first, I didn't understand what had triggered it. We've used the AC twice in the last week, but both times we said, "Turn it on for an hour and see if that helps."

I attempted to set the thermostat on the AC higher (like maybe 94), but it won't go higher than 90 so I turned it to 85 and will let it do its magic. Last day of Low Impact Week.

We've begun to discuss getting a new refrigerator. The one we have is 9 years old (on an appliance that has an avg life of 10 years) and doesn't pass the dollar bill seal test. It seems to run constantly. We'll keep our eyes open for sales on Energy Star models that are pretty much the same size and everything as the one we have. We're down to a family of 2 now, so we don't need anything too big.